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American Educator
Summer 1980


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Educating the Gifted
By Jeanne Paul

Gifted programs should not be limited to students who score well on I.Q. tests.

A Portrait of the Artists as Young Men and Women
A photo essay by Betsy K. Frampton

The Art of Inservice Education
How Schools Can Make the Most of What They Have
By Edwin J. Delattre

Inservice education programs can enrich the total school community when the right ingredients are at work.

What's Up, Doc?
By Mary D. Kramer

Not all doctors are M.D.'s.

Teachers and Authority

Student perceptions of democracy are molded by the democratic skills and attitudes that teachers exhibit.

Scaling the Ivory Tower
Law and Higher Education
By Stephen W. White

When higher education institutions violate the basic constitutional rights of faculty, they abdicate their traditional autonomy.

Review: The United States and the Middle East
By Eugenia Kemble

American students display a troubling lack of knowledge about the Middle East and other strategically vital areas in the world.

Should Continuing Education Be Mandated?
By David Lisman

Forcing teachers to go back to school periodically may not improve education.

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American Educator is a quarterly journal of educational research and ideas published by the American Federation of Teachers. Recent articles have focused on such topics as reducing the achievement gap between poor and affluent students, heading off student discipline problems, teaching an appreciation and understanding of democracy, the benefits of a common coherent curriculum, and other issues affecting children and education here and abroad. Total circulation, as of our most recent issue, is over 900,000.

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